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    HBCU Supporters Outline 2018 Plans

    Students, alumni and supporters of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities ( HBCU’s) are taking their battle to stop the decades of discrimination against them by Maryland,  to the Maryland General Assembly and...

    Local HBCU Students Earn ROTC Scholarships

    By the time she completed elementary school, Jasmine Jones could pack clothing military style. Her father, a career U.S. Navy man, provided the tutelage. Now, 10 years later, Jones is getting an assist from the...

    Brazile Lands Teaching Gig at Howard

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When Donna Brazile began her work as a lecturer at Howard University on Sept. 4, everyone was expecting her to lecture on the virtues of working in politics and...

    Fate of Annual HBCU Cuba Programs Unclear

    With President Donald Trump enacting a new Cuba policy that aims to, among other things, curb tourism to the communist island, educators running journalism programs at Howard University and Morgan State University need more...

    Decision Postpones Justice for Md. HBCU’s; Special Master Appointed

    The long-running lawsuit by HBCU alumni, students, and others against the state of Maryland over the effects of duplicating successful programs at HBCUs took another twist on Nov.8.  U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake, who...

    Howard U. Moves Up in Top College Rankings

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A prestigious news magazine recently released its 2019 rankings of the nation's universities and there was plenty of good news for Howard University. U.S. News and World Report issued its annual...

    HBCUs Vulnerable Under Trump Administration

    By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO With the resignation of the White House’s chief enforcer of consumer protection for student loan receivers Monday, uncertainty mounts as to how students and their parents will finance the...

    Nine HBCU’s Celebrate150 Years of Black Excellence

    HBCUs are generally known for their “flavor” and Black history. Black colleges not only throw the best social and cultural events but produce many public figures, scholars, politicians and many more workers who graduated...

    HBCU Plaintiffs Present Powerful Closing Arguments in Equity Lawsuit against State of Maryland

    Challenge State’s Meager Attempts to Provide Viable Solutions to Address Racist Practices (Updated 06/16/2017) - Lawyers representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s ended last week’s HBCU equity trial with powerful arguments justifying the...

    Mississippi’s Landmark HBCU Lawsuit Shows the Reach of Inequity Beyond Borders and Across Generations

    Five years from now, the State of Mississippi will make its final payout to its three public historically black universities as mandated by a Supreme Court desegregation decision ordered in 1992 and implemented by...

    Former SEC Quarterback Savoring HBCU Experience at Grambling

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — DeVante Kincade was bouncing around a humid basketball gym in August, wiping sweat from his forehead while trying to sink 3-pointers. With a football. Grambling's senior quarterback was about to help...

    Hogan’s $100M Offer to HBCU’s Described as an “Insincere Gesture”, “Slap-in the Face”, “Peanuts”

    In a letter addressed to the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Chairwoman Cheryl Glenn this week, Gov. Larry Hogan signaled a willingness to resolve the decade-long Maryland HBCU Equity lawsuit. Hogan offered Maryland’s HBCU’s...

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